Bringing the past to present with our Pre-War Bricks

Manchester Brick Specialists

Manchester Brick Specialists have a stunning range of pre-war bricks that will look great on your next project. Whether you need to match the local brickwork or just want to stand out, make sure to consider our wonderful selection of pre-war bricks.

A step back in time

Our pre-war bricks boast a standout pattern and colours, unparalleled in the brick market. They promise a timeless look for your project, setting them apart from other options at your local builder’s merchant. The Pressed Pre-War , with its deep red hue complemented by beige marks, adds a unique and characterful touch to your development. From extensions to new builds, these scorched bricks with brown and black burn marks are truly stunning.

You might wonder why MBS pre-war bricks stand out among the choices available. Well, apart from their appealing looks, our bricks offer incredible strength, frost resistance, and compliance with BS EN 771-1 regulations, ensuring long-lasting resilience against harsh weather conditions. Contrary to their name, these bricks are not pre-1939 originals but instead faithful recreations of a traditional, versatile, and durable pre-war brick. Their timeless appeal remains evident even after 80 years. Once the primary choice for construction, these bricks remain highly sought after, even with advancements in building technology.

 

We offer a diverse selection of pre-war bricks, including pre-war wirecut and handmade bricks. As expected, the pre-war handmade bricks showcase a rustic, weathered appearance. The Olde Mill Blend and Pressed Pre-War are commonly found in mill towns and cities of the North-West, while the London Antique Handmade is a familiar sight in London. These brick types have a rich history in the UK, dating back over a century, making them truly authentic to their origins.

Infused with a myriad of colours, these pre-war bricks deliver a distinctive, timeless, and stylish look, offering a unique appearance. This rustic charm evokes memories of a bygone era without feeling outdated. Additionally, the array of brickwork styles achieved through various bonding techniques and mortar colours allows you to transform your project’s aesthetics, whether choosing a pale shade or a deep, dark black.

We are proud to offer the finest selection of pre-war bricks, perfect for your next development, extension, or construction project. Not only will your project exude a pre-war charm but it will also age gracefully, looking stunning even after 50 years. The weathered appearance of these bricks can work wonders for your building’s aesthetic. The results are best experienced firsthand. Come see for yourself!

 

Olde Mill Blend

Our Olde Mill Blend Brick evokes the feel of a traditional Cheshire home.

The bricks have been weathered and aged to a highly textured finish, making them indistinguishable from salvaged bricks. This exquisite design will remind you of the textured, cosy feel of exposed brick walls, without the work or worry of them cracking or crumbling. Their timeless looks and their long-lasting strength are a testament to the ingenuity present in British history.

Olde Mill Blend Bricks – Neutral Mortar
Olde Mill Blend Bricks – Grey Mortar

Olde Mill Blend

Our Olde Mill Blend Brick evokes the feel of a traditional Cheshire home.

We have meticulously weathered and aged these bricks to achieve a highly textured finish, rendering them indistinguishable from salvaged bricks. This exquisite design evokes the cozy feel of exposed brick walls, without the concerns of cracking or crumbling. Their timeless appearance and enduring strength pay tribute to the ingenuity of British history.

Pressed Pre War – Grey Mortar

Pressed Pre-War

The ultimate in adaptability, our pressed pre-war bricks feature a dual-face look. One side has a relatively smooth appearance, whereas the opposite flank features a much rougher surface. The scorch marked appearance gives these bricks the appearance that they have a history. From red and orange hues to characteristic flashing and overburns, really gives a unique character to them.

London Antique Handmade

The London Antique Handmade brick stands out with its lighter tone compared to our other pre-war options. It features captivating white, beige, yellow and orange hues, along with unique patterns on each brick. Reminiscent of old London buildings, these freshly pressed bricks maintain an aged, weathered look while providing enduring support for your structures.

London Reclaimed Bricks – Neutral Mortar
London Reclaimed Bricks – Neutral Mortar

London Antique Handmade

Our London Antique Handmade brick has a much lighter tone than our other pre-war presses available. They have white, beige, yellow and even orange hues present as well as unique patterns throughout each brick. These bricks will remind you of the old London buildings. While maintaining an old, weathered look, these freshly pressed bricks will support your structures for years to come.

If our pre-war bricks have caught your interest, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We welcome all enquiries, no matter how small or specific and are eager to assist you in finding the perfect choice. You can always request a sample from our extensive range, including handmade bricks, thinner linear bricks, wirecut bricks and brick tiles. Feel free to get in touch with us via phone or message today to request your sample.

Manchester Brick Specialists
T: 0161 641 3579
Email: sales@manchesterbrick.com

“We have quickly developed a global network of manufacturers that we work closely with to develop brick types which are made to look olde-worlde or reclaimed.”

Dean Royle, Managing Director